Tag Archive: volatility

Sep 15

Review Of Open Positions – Futures

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We had two signals earlier this week, exiting our short S&P position, and entering long British Pound. Going into next week we are SHORT 30yr, 10yr, and LONG NASDAQ, Pound, Oil, Gold. Before we get into our review, it’s worth remembering in this next week you will need to be extra vigilant and disciplined in executing your process. …

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Aug 27

Stop Watch

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As trend followers we learn to love our losses. That might sound counter-intuitive to most, but as has been discussed many times on these pages, the only way a methodology that has more losing trades than winning ones can remain a positive expectancy system, is by cutting losers quickly and letting winners run. One quick …

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Aug 22

Exiting Long Hewlett-Packard ($HPQ)

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Hewlett-Packard ($HPQ) becomes the latest in a run of exit signals received this week after it gapped through our stop level on disappointing earnings, triggering our exit which we’ll execute at Friday’s open. As of today’s close we were losing 15.4% on the position. We’ve now seen exits triggered in 4 names this week, both …

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Aug 01

Five For Friday – Entering Long $DNKN, $GMCR, $HPQ, $NUE, $SNTS

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know we follow trends. We don’t call tops. In fact when we see every new high that is instantly called as the top when it reverses just slightly, we take pleasure in knowing it’s highly unlikely to be the case. In such circumstances we often …

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Jul 16

A Quick Word On Tesla ($TSLA)

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It was quite a day in $TSLA. After a negative analyst report from Goldman the stock slid 14%. Never mind that this is the same analyst who downgraded the stock in May at $55 and has watched the stock move 140% against him. Those that don’t have stop losses or accountability, or simply have an …

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Jun 10

Entering Long Ambarella ($AMBA)

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We’ve been very close to getting this signal several times. It’s often reversed after a fresh leg higher requiring it to set up again for us, but with today’s move we have what we need and we’ll enter at Tuesday’s open. This has been a great performer already but don’t let that put you off. …

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Jun 03

Review Of Open Positions – Futures

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A second week with no changes to our futures portfolio which tells us the trends we’re riding are still intact, but clearly there’s been a pick-up in volatility and we’re seeing a few big levels tested this morning so expect some changes this week. Currently, we are LONG S&P, Nasdaq, Dollar, and SHORT 30yr, 10yr, Yen, …

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Mar 20

Trend Following Update – Exiting Short Euro

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This morning’s snapback rally in the Euro has triggered a trailing stop for our short position so we are out for a profit of $1,400 per contract. It’s not common for us to get an exit so soon that’s also profitable, and in something that clearly appears to still be in a downtrend, but it …

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